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The dragon at Siam Park in Tenerife, Spain
The dragon at Siam Park in Tenerife, Spain | © Stephen Jones / WikiCommons
Finding a great waterpark can really amp up your holiday, but where are the best in the world? We take a look at which waterpark has topped the list of the world’s best for the fourth year in a row.

Spain is renowned for its sun, sea and sangria, but the country can also boast the world’s best waterpark. Siam Park, a Thailand-themed waterpark in Tenerife in the Canary Islands, was crowned the world’s best waterpark at TripAdvisor’s latest Travelers’ Choice Awards.

Siam Park in Tenerife, Spain © Mmfeduchi / WikiCommons

It is the fourth year the park, the biggest in Europe, has topped the list, cementing its place as the world’s most popular waterpark.

Located on the Costa Adeje in the southwest of the island, Siam Park takes its Thai theme and credentials seriously – it was opened by Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in 2008 and has the largest collection of Thai-themed buildings outside Thailand.

Siam Park in Tenerife, Spain © stephen jones / WikiCommons

The park’s rides include a mixture of the family-friendly and the adrenaline-pumping. Daredevils can reach speeds of up to 80 kilometres (50 miles) an hour on the Tower of Power – standing tall at 28 metres (92 feet) – or feel zero gravity in a four-person float on The Dragon.

Siam Park, Tenerife, Spain © Alberto Varela / Flickr

Siam Park also has a huge wave pool with some of the highest artificial waves in the world – reaching heights of over three metres (10 feet) – where visitors can also book surfing experiences.

The park welcomed 1.6 million visitors in 2016, making it the 16th most visited park in the world after big-hitters in the United States and Asia.